FEBRUARY 21 2012 22:09h

Three generations go skydiving

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PERRIS, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A California woman said she celebrated her 75th birthday by skydiving with her daughter and grandson.

Faith Gower, who turned 75 Tuesday, said she was inspired to take the Sunday jump at Skydive Perris in Perris, Calif., after watching former President George H.W. Bush jump out of a plane to mark his 85th birthday, The (Riverside) Press-Enterprise reported Tuesday.

"I liked being in the air and thought it would be fun to jump," Gower said.

She said she asked her daughter, Kimberly Main, who turned 50 last month, to jump with her and they decided to bring Main's son, Robert Richardson, 28, who took a skydiving trip to celebrate his 21st birthday.

"Thank you guys for coming with me. You made it so special," Gower told her family members after the jump.

Gower said she might be interested in skydiving again, "but not today."